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Dr. Rajendra Kumar
IAS
Dr. Rajendra Kumar is a senior officer in the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) and is currently
working as the Joint Secretary (e-Gov) in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology
(DeitY), Government of India. He is leading the entire Digital India, e-governance and technology
development for Indian languages initiatives at the national level and is responsible for the overall
implementation of the flagship Digital India Programme and National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of
the Government of India. He has conceptualized and implemented several major e-governance
initiatives in the country. These include the new Digital Locker initiative aimed at providing a private
space on a public cloud to all residents for storing and sharing government issued documents, the
new Mobile Seva project aimed at bringing all government services on the mobile platform, EPramaan for electronic authentication of all users of e-governance services, and localization aimed at
promoting the usage of Indian languages in e-governance and mobile based services. Prior to his
current assignment, he has held senior positions in district administration and state government in
Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Kumar has received a number of academic and professional awards at national and international
levels during his career. Most recently, he has received the UN Public Service Award 2014 for the
Mobile Seva project.
Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in international economic development and regional planning and an MCP
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, an MTech in Management and Systems from the
Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and a BTech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of
Technology in Kanpur. He has published a book and several articles in international journals. He can
be reached at: [email protected]